Cybersecurity Law: An Evolving Field is a casebook that covers the duties of a cybersecurity professional, state and federal regulation, risk assessment and the NIST Risk Assessment Frameworks, common law and statutory causes of action concerning data breach, laws related to anti-hacking, problems concerning the Internet of Things and selected international issues. This text is for law students and counsel who want to understand the connections between cybersecurity laws and cybersecurity requirements, and advise clients concerning cybersecurity related issues. In part, it seeks to bridge the communication gap between the legal department and the cybersecurity team.

The casebook includes over 75 questions and there are answers to those questions in the Teacher's Manual. The notes in the casebook are intended to stimulate discussion and most contain hints to the relevant arguments. The Teacher’s Manual provides over 250 additional descriptive questions and answers which could be used as written or oral quizzes in class. The Teacher's Manual also includes hypotheticals as well as summaries of each case and teaching tips. The teaching materials are designed to allow a relatively new cybersecurity professor to deliver an excellent and relatively comprehensive course.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/21/2020

Michael S. Mireles, University of Pacific School of Law

Jack L. Hobaugh Jr.

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Advance Praise for Cybersecurity Law: An Evolving Field

“Jack Hobaugh and Michael Mireles have created a masterful work addressing the laws on cybersecurity and data privacy litigation. The casebook is an incredibly comprehensive treatment of these subjects and is an essential resource for students, cyber professionals and lawyers who practice in this area or who seek a basic understanding of the law and issues in these emerging areas. The book is well written and addresses with clarity the hot topics of today and for years to come. I keep the book within arm’s reach as it has become essential in my legal practice as a privacy advocate.”
—John A. Yanchunis, Head of Class Action Department, Morgan & Morgan

Cybersecurity Law: An Evolving Field is a terrific casebook that provides a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity law. Cybersecurity law is a diverse and fragmented body of law, but the casebook pulls everything together in a clear and well-organized way. The casebook includes background about cybersecurity frameworks, and its focus and approach is practical and wide-ranging. This book also serves as a highly-useful resource on the topic, as it includes a large array of materials with extensive background sections and insightful notes.”
—Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School